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A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland

  • Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Olin 102

On Wednesday, October 26th, Cornelia Mutel will speak at Luther College at 7pm in Olin Building Room 102. In her book, "A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland" Cornelia Mutel presents a personal exploration of climate change, localizing her observations in the forested acres that surround her own home outside of Iowa City, while exploring broader questions about the nature and impact of climate change.

During her talk at Luther, Connie will be exploring some of those themes, focusing in particular on climate change communication and maintaining hope. Books will be available to buy before and after the event.

Connie Mutel’s life and passions have focused on the care and restoration of native ecosystems and on educating the lay public about environmental concerns through her writing and lecturing. She is the author or editor of fifteen books, most of which deal with Iowa’s natural history or environmental problems. An ecologist by training, she is a Senior Science Writer at the University of Iowa’s IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering. Her most recent books include The Emerald Horizon, a natural history of Iowa (2008), A Watershed Yearon the Iowa floods of 2008 (2010), and A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland (2016). Connie is also editor of the 2011 state report, Climate Change Impacts on Iowa 2010, and author of numerous articles on climate change and other environmental topics. She and her husband live in rural Iowa City, where they are restoring an oak-hickory woodland and its biological diversity.

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